Jobs Now Partnership

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Project Dates

2016 – 2021

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living


JNP is developing and implementing a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and evidence based practices that remove barriers, decrease funding redundancies, and facilitate the transition process from secondary, postsecondary, and prevocational training settings, and improve competitive employment outcomes in integrated community based settings for youth and young adults with ID/DD.

Objective 1: Identify emerging, promising and sustainable policies, procedures and evidence based practices.

Objective 2: Conduct a pilot to demonstrate effectiveness.

Objective 3: Implement a sustainable plan with legislation to remove barriers that impede competitive employment opportunities.

Principal Investigator

Chuan Chinn, Ph.D. is an Associate Specialist with the Center on Disability Studies. She is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center (HFEC). HFEC is a federally funded project aimed to build effective home-school partnerships to support student and school improvement through training, technical assistance, and resource development. In addition, she monitored the implementation and evaluated the effects of over ten federally funded projects and state contracts using evidence-based strategies to support a wide range of disadvantaged groups of students and adults to gain better education, employment, and healthcare opportunities.


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